THE HIGHEST STANDARDS.
THE HAPPIEST CLIENTS.
See why so many consider MGB to be one of the best home builders in Florida.
THE HAPPIEST CLIENTS.
See why so many consider MGB to be one of the best home builders in Florida.
My wife and I were fortunate enough to inherit a home close to the Siesta Key public beach. My parents bought it in the mid 1980’s when they discovered the fairly unknown paradise. We enjoyed decades together celebrating on the beach and getting a break from the brutal Chicago and Jersey winters. As our family grew….we began to think about options for our great location and sought the advice of professionals.
With some amazing angels watching over us, our search pretty quickly brought us to MGB partners Steve Ellis and Grant Castilow. They have assembled an amazingly talented team of individuals who were smart, caring, honest and eager to provide FIRST CLASS SERVICE. Steve provided excellent insights into critical design features and worked very well with our architect. Grant provided a very detailed plan for the construction and met every deadline (actually got us in 2-3 weeks early!). Doug has an amazing network of vendors and provided lots of choices. Gail was very organized and creative and was fun to work with during the selection process. Gina in accounting provided reports and docs in a timely manner and was quick to answer any questions we had. Of course the house never would have come together without the talents of Bob Breeden, who managed all the day to day elements of the build. He sent out weekly emails detailing progress, upcoming events and great pictures.
This construction project was very special given the fact it was my parent’s home. We were seeking to build a new home that would survive for generations on this special plot. It was a tall task and we are very happy to say that MGB delivered in every way in building our DREAM HOUSE!John and Anne Dowers, Siesta Key, FL - MGBbuilt Homeowners
Dear Steve and MGB Team,
Jennifer and I wanted to express our appreciation for the design and excellent construction of our new home. We absolutely love it!!!!
As a matter of fact, every time we get home, we continually make mention of happy our new home makes us. Superb workmanship throughout, quiet, energy efficient, well designed and the convenient Granada Park location is second to none.
All aspects of this transaction were smooth and stress free which Jennifer and I certainly appreciated. We did make some changes prior to moving in which MGB completed efficiently and to perfection. Anytime we have any questions or need anything related to our new home MGB is right there to help. Very comforting.
We appreciate your expertise and professionalism. We have all ready recommended MGB and will continue to do so. Thank you for all you have done, we are delighted.
Mickey & Jennifer Thompson, Sarasota FL - MGBbuilt Homeowners
“I arrived home today, and I cannot stop gawking!! It has been a privilege working with you. You are an extraordinarily capable team, and you do so much to enhance people’s lives!!”Sandi Stuart, Sarasota, FL - MGBbuilt Homeowners
It’s been two years since you completed our dream home on Siesta Beach, and I wanted to drop you a note to let you know Lisa and I are so very satisfied with this house. So please feel free to share our high praise with your potential clients who are looking to create their own unique Florida home – as we have been so pleased with what you were able to accomplish for us.
Finally, thanks for being there when we need you and keep up the excellent work you are doing at MyGreenBuildings. Tell your crew that Lisa and I appreciate their dedication to living up to your reputation!
Drs. Lisa and Amir Arbisser, Siesta Key,FL - MGBbuilt Homeowners
MyGreenBuildings took our vision of our waterfront home, enhanced it, and then brought it to life, crafted to perfection. It began with a fortress-like poured concrete framework on an expertly engineered foundation that has left us confident that our home will be the last structure standing in the wake of any hurricane. It ended with an impressive attention to detail right down to the wooden plugs over every exposed screw in the deck. The result was a beautiful home, elegant in its simplicity and livability.
Our construction foreman, is worth his weight in gold. While exacting in his attention to the smallest details, he is soft-spoken and easygoing, qualities crucial to bringing calm to a process with considerable potential for stress. He was ingenious at bringing novel solutions to every problem that arose and inspired confidence that every possible problem could be resolved. His temperament also won the hearts of our neighbors and made the process of construction in their backyards as painless as possible. A bonus was his extensive knowledge of the local flora and fauna, which he shared with enthusiasm. His contribution has been priceless.
The rest of the team was also first class. Steve Ellis and Grant Castilow took us through the initial design phase from our original concept to an executable design. Becky Johnson guided us through finishing selections and provided a weekly update of progress with projections of what was to come. Doug Gratias and Gina Kiger handled the financial aspects of the project with appropriate transparency. All members of the team showed considerable pride and investment in their work.Rick and Nancy Moskovitz, Longboat Key, FL - MGBbuilt Homeowners
“We know how difficult and crucial it is to choose a builder. It’s not just about bricks and trusses. It’s about experience, of course, but the word applies to so many skills, professional, practical, social, even personal.
In MGB, we found the expertise, the innovation, the precision, the imagination and the honesty, the communication, even the manners, certainly the respect of our priorities as well as of our agreement.”Patrick and Maarit Guillaume, Sarasota, FL - MGBbuilt Homeowners
Like all Floridians and Sarasotans, we felt various levels of fear, anxiety and concern as Hurricane Irma approached and the forecasts became increasingly more dire. In addition to sharing the experience together and with family, the thing that gave us the most confidence and comfort was knowing that we were going to ride it through in a MGB built Granada Park home. We knew, and Irma confirmed, that we are living in as strong and secure a structure as one can find. The design and quality that MGB puts in to the homes they build is unparalleled. While we hope to avoid any experience like Irma in the future, we can’t imagine a more secure place in which to do it than an MGB built home.Linda and Patrick McLain, Sarasota FL - MGBbuilt Homeowners
“The reason we selected MGB is your work proved your ability to embrace DIFFERENT, and deliver a true custom product with the finest fit and finish. Our expectations, and that of our longtime family architect were for our home to reflect the beachfront lifestyle of the best vacation retreats we have had the good fortune to experience. We feel the craftsmanship and quality your team delivers competes with the very best we have experienced. We love our home.“Wayne and Mindy Rollins, Longboat Key, FL - MGBbuilt Homeowners
My Green Builders designed and built our home on Siesta Key, Sarasota Fl. It was a wonderful fun experience. Building on a barrier island has many requirements which can limit your design. Steve Ellis and Grant Castilow of MGB gave us a spectacular home on a small lot which we will enjoy for years to come. Many of our friends said it was such a stressful project building a new house. Not if you get the right team to do the job. MGB is very detailed and conscious of your time and input. They are amazing at taking an idea and custom making it a reality. Our project manager saved us money on many of the details and kept us completely informed as to the progress and challenges of the project. If you are building or rehabbing a home in the Sarasota area call MGB.Bill and Marie Cross, Siesta Key, FL - MGBbuilt Homeowners
After a previous horrible experience building a custom home with popular local builder, we were reluctant to build another home. After selling that home and buying an older property directly on the beach, we decided to demolish the existing home to build a new, hurricane resistant, home on a barrier island. We chose to work this time with MGB Fine Custom Homes to create a wonderful new home. We were more than pleased with this construction team…Grant and Steve are the best, and we would build with them again.Anita and Dr. Sid Holec, Casey Key, FL - MGBbuilt Homeowners
We serendipitously discovered an MGB Built “spec home” and immediately fell in love with the design, quality of construction, MGB’s reputation, mission and subsequently the MGB staff, as well. Our first interaction with both Stephen & Grant solidified our decision to purchase the spec home to become our new semi-custom home. The staff’s (Mark, Becky, Doug, Gina) professionalism, expedience and flexibility to cater to our challenging “change” orders has been beyond exceptional. The communication from each MGB staff to keep us informed includes a weekly summary of the project’s progress. We value the MGB staff’s expertise, input and strict adherence to the project’s timeline. We have been pleased with the sub-contractors and look forward to our new MGB built home! We are confident our home will be another MGB show-piece!
Thank you MGB!Dr. Jeffrey and Bambi Kaine, Sarasota, FL - MGBbuilt Homeowners
“I was truly shocked that at our last meeting you showed us the project cost was $26,000 less than we expected! That’s truly a first.”Marti and David Geske, Sarasota, FL - MGBbuilt Homeowners
We worked with MGB on a major remodel of our residence. (Likely more involved than building new.) The drywall was removed to the block and the ceiling height was raised. New windows doors, roof, flooring, kitchen, baths, electric and plumbing. We are thrilled with our new home and with the performance of this company. The company and staff is well organized, professional, talented and best of all fun! We were well informed during the project. Regular written reports and personal input and visits from the group. A great team effort when it came to changes and design ideas. Best of all we were way under budget! Highly recommend using this group.Ann Martin, Sarasota, FL - MGBbuilt Homeowner
This is to thank you for the excellent work you each contributed towards the completion of our beautiful new home on Siesta Key. We discussed the primary features we desired in our home: a unique design, high quality, healthy and energy-efficient. You certainly delivered that!
We are very impressed with the quality and attention to detail and our home was move-in ready right on schedule, as promised. We were always treated with respect and you made us feel that our complete satisfaction was as important to you as it was to us. Clearly we are happy clients and are very pleased to recommend MGB.
Margot and James Spiro, Siesta Key, FL - MGBbuilt Homeowner
“We are so proud of our home, and we are still in awe of being able to live in such a sublime environment. I was just thinking a few days ago if you were still pursuing Coastal Living for PR for your company, using your Casey Key masterpiece….. Congratulations go to you, Grant and the great team you have put together for your award.” Anita Holec, Casey Key, FL - MGBbuilt Homowner
“MyGreenBuildings is a great company. They were professional and easy to work with. The end result was beautiful. We would definitely hire them again.”Christine Johnson, President, Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast - Historical Remodel of Carriage House
I’ve had the distinct pleasure of working with Steve and Grant over the last several years, and I can say with confidence that their work is immpecable, and their attention to detail is absolutely amongst the best I’ve seen here in Sarasota.Coastal Home Photography, llc, Sarasota, FL
From the Spring of 2015 to February 2016, Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School’s board members and administrators worked productively with Steve Ellis and MGB to build a new Marine Science Center on the school’s property next to the McLewis Bayou. Steve and his team met with us weekly to ensure his team was always listening and finding creative ways to accommodate the needs for this unique project that came with a specific budget. Constructing a building that contains a high school science wet-lab, an elementary marine science classroom, a multifaceted space with a 42 X 42 foot map of the waters-of-the-world on the floor, plus an open air area that contains a marine life holding tank was no easy task, but the MGB team were true professionals and made our dream space come to life. We appreciated their professional demeanor and approachable attitude throughout the project.Jan Pullen, Executive Director, Saint Stephens School, Bradenton, FL
“Steve and Grant have a phenomenal ability to quickly build rapport and trusting relationships for the achievement of common goals. Their combination of skills, experience and personality make them and the team at MGB extremely valuable to any dream project.” Leonardo Lunardi, Architect, Lunardi Architecture, Sarasota, FL
My Green Buildings is one of the premier builders in the Sarasota and Boca Grande areas. We recently completed a total renovation of a home on Boca Grande with My Green Buildings, and it was managed smoothly and promptly from start to finish. The quality of their work is unparalleled. They are responsive to requests, and a pleasure to have as part of our team. We love working with and recommend them highly!Hughes Design Associates, Interior Designer, Sarasota, FL
“It is my pleasure to endorse Steve and the MyGreenBuildings team on many levels. First their business model is one to be commended as there is no other company that comes close to the unique services offered by MyGreenBuildings in our area. Since their inception I’ve had the opportunity to observe several of their quality projects first hand, and their attention to detail and level of professionalism is as good as it gets.” Glen Johnson, Owner, SRQ360 Photography, Sarasota, FL
MGBbuilt Fine Custom Homes offers superior quality and craftsmanship, excellent communication, and professional employees. The standard finishes far superior to many builders in town. Their clients are happy and many are repeat customers.Jennifer Llinehan, Real Estate Agent, Sarasota, FL
Steve Ellis, Grant Castilow, and the entire team at MGB Built are consummate professionals in every sense of the word. Their subject matter expertise in the area of sustainable building is world class and they absolutely delivered on their promise of total transparency and attention to detail that I expected throughout our project. I highly recommend them!John Ferrari, Jr., Esq., Sarasota, FL - MGBbuilt Homeowner
MyGreenBuildings is a professional contractor whom is a pleasure to work with. As an architect of custom residences we appreciate the expertise and professionalism of a good builder. We highly recommend MGB for your next custom residential project.Clifford M. Scholz Architects Inc., Sarasota, FL
“I would highly recommend Steve Ellis and his staff at MGB for their high quality work, craftsmanship, integrity and motivated enthusiasm.
As an Interior Designer, it is essential to be able to work with a qualified Contractor for the result of achieving your vision as the Designer. Steve is extremely qualified, experienced and a pleasure to work with on the job-site.”
Carrie Riley, Owner/Designer, Riley Interior Design, Inc., Sarasota, FL
I have been following the work of My Green Buildings (MGB) here in Sarasota for the past several years. As an architect and general contractor who has been involved in the green building movement since its infancy in Colorado I take a particular interest in those companies that have embraced the green building philosophy. Now, working as an architect here in Sarasota I have had the opportunity to observe several of the very impressive projects that My Green Buildings has been involved in. With the benefit of years of combined experience that the staff at MGB possess they have the ability to combine today’s wealth of building science technology with cutting edge design to construct some of the most aesthetically pleasing and earth friendly projects on the west coast. We at OZ Planning & Design have just recently had the opportunity to collaborate with MGB on an upcoming project and we are very excited to work alongside MGB to create yet another amazing building on the shores of Sarasota Bay. I highly recommend MGB to anyone in the market for either a new high end custom home or whole house remodel here on Florida’s west coast and beyond!Rick Oswald, Architectural Designer, Sarasota, Fl
It is with out reservation that I recommend Steve Ellis and My Green Builders. I am a real estate professional, several of my clients have used My Green Builders with excellent results and rave reviews.
Companies approach is high quality and very conscientious.
Its refreshing to recommend someone who continually delivers positive results.Nora Johnson, Real Estate Agent, Sarasota, FL
We are the architects of a small but complex addition to an existing house from the 1930’s on Lido Key, Sarasota, Florida. MGB management and crew took on the job with enthusiasm, provided great service to the owner and completed the project to everybody’s satisfaction. They resolved construction issues quickly, while respecting the design intention of the project. The quality of construction, given the modest budget, and the attention to detail was outstanding. We had a complicated roof condition and an enormous tree in the project, which they handled with aplomb!
We would not hesitate to recommend MGB, and hope we will work again with them soon!Armstrong + Cohen Architecture, Lido Key, FL - Home Addition
I love the “Sarasota Island House”… not only is it sustainable and environmentally sound it is stunningly beautiful. The warm open rooms bring nature inside. I love the care to every detail from maritime signs to chenille bedspreads in a child’s room. The house is inviting and uber functional. It doesn’t feel like an over designed sterile project it feels like a home that happens to work perfectly in design. Mariel Hemingway, Actress/Film Maker
We recently completed a state of the art facility to house our corporate headquarters and used MyGreenBuildings for the project. After a year of being in the facility we could not be happier with both the functionality and quality of their workmanship. Not to mention the MGB’s team is second to none to have as a build partner. They are both friendly to work with and are proactive at keeping you informed as the project progressed.
As we expand in the future we will use MGB again and again!Scott Sensenbrenner, CEO Enzymedica, New Corporate Headquarters Build-out
We have worked with other contractors prior to hiring MGB and the experience with them was everything we have always hoped for. Clear communication; tight time frame; outstanding quality; and they showed a lot of care for every part of the process. They were a joy to work with, very creative and have great taste. If you are looking for a general contractor, Steve and Grant are two of the most professional and honest people I know.Craig Worsham, Sarasota FL - MGBbuilt Homeowner
We have a 1926 home and after interviewing a number of architects and builders, decided to contract w/ MGB Fine Custom Homes for the addition of a large dining room, and a gazebo in our gardens. It was an excellent decision! MGB took great pains w/ every detail to make sure that our addition accurately melded into our existing home. Both the exterior and interior detail work was magnificent! Everyday, one of the MGB partners was on site to ensure that the project manager and workmen were performing up to standards. And, the construction site was always clean. We would never undertake any building project w/out MGB. Superb company!!!Sandi Stuart and Mike Murray, Sarasota FL - MGBbuilt Homeowners
“You have created a company that not only does what it promises, but over-delivers on those promises; providing excellent quality and timeliness at a very fair cost!”Claudia Moricz D.D.S., M.S., Sarasota, FL - Dentist Office Buildout
“Not only is your quality above expectations, you were professional to work with and accessible throughout the project. We are supremely satisfied with everything and feel confident that if we ever need anything you will be right there to take care of it for us.”Dr. Michael Pawlus, Sarasota, FL - Dentist Office Buildout
“As far as we are concerned, you will receive high praise if called-on to provide a testimonial.”Dr. Gregory Hanes, M.D., Sarasota FL - MGBbuilt Homeowner and Doctors Office Buildout
“Just a note to tell you how much I am enjoying my magnificent new home. I greatly appreciate the craftsmanship of all the trades.”Kathy Lauder, Siesta Key, FL - MGBbuilt Homeowner